INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
PSNP WASH/ Watershed Management Advisor
January 12, 2017
Vacancy No. 020/17
No of positions: 1
CARE Ethiopia’s mission is to work with poor women and men, boys and girls, communities and institutions, to have a significant impact on the underlying causes of poverty in Ethiopia.
Objective: The purpose of the PSNP WASH/Watershed Management Advisor position is to provide technical support developing and guiding the implementation of CARE Ethiopia’s WASH and watershed development and/or soil and water conservation related-activities under the “Strengthen PSNP 4 Institutions and Resilience Project” funded by USAID/DFAP. This includes advising on water resource management strategy and providing technical backstopping to field offices in all activities related to water and sanitation infrastructure, watershed management, water harvesting technology, water and soil conservation structures, and small scale irrigation schemes, including environmental impact assessments and mitigation measures. She/he guides, and as required is fully involved in the design of structures and systems, monitors their installation and provides guidance on the development of maintenance plans. She/he will also develop and strengthen partnerships among sector stakeholders, government counterparts and NGOs involved in water and natural resource development-related activities in order to foster mutual learning and innovation, and identify innovations that would increase the efficiency and effectiveness of water and land development-related intervention in Ethiopia.
The PSNP WASH/Watershed Management Advisor will advise all DFAP project efforts on PSNP and WASH implementation. The position holder provides technical assistance and capacity building to the DFAP project staff in the operational Zones and woredas. The Advisor is responsible for building the skills of staff (supervisory, frontline, CARE, partners) to understand and apply PSNP and WASH + approaches, tools and best practices
RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
Technical Design and Development
§ Reviews and summarizes relevant experience including CARE, government institutions and NGOs on water related technology, extension guidelines, assessments and reports;
§ Lead/undertake feasibility study, technical design, bill of quantity and scheme cost estimation for different technologies such as different water supply scheme, small/micro irrigation systems, integrated watershed development plan etc.
§ Develop different WASH+ related contract documents, support /lead evaluation process and closely monitor contract implementation
§ Lead and/or Facilitate periodic WASH and watershed development implementation status joint monitoring and learning visits by relevant government and CARE staff
§ Facilitate introduction, familiarisation and use of different appropriate WASH+ facility and appropriate watershed development technologies
Capacity Building and Technical Support
§ Assess DFAP-field activities related to water and sanitation infrastructure, watershed management, water harvesting technology and small scale irrigation schemes;
§ Provides technical support in all phases of the programme cycle, from appraisal, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation through regular field visits, training-based capacity building, and desk-based feedback to field staff and partners;
§ Provides feedback to DFAP field-based staff regarding their strong and weak areas as well as short and long term recommendation for improvements;
§ Write concept papers based on needs identified at the field level;
§ Facilitate and provide capacity building training for DFAP water and watershed management-related staff and government staff at higher level (Zone and Region);
§ Organizes formal training based on needs detected during field visits;
Networking and Representation
§ Liaises with and establishes positive working relationships with all DFAP stakeholders (donor, government, partners, etc.) and others working on support of PSNP 4 at national and regional levels;
§ Represents CARE Ethiopia in WASH/Watershed Management related forums and workshops at national level;
§ Networks with other NGOs working in water related activities to ensure coordination and complementarity of DFAP activities;
Learning and reporting
§ Promotes and supports innovative/alternative WASH and Watershed Management related service delivery mechanisms for the DFAP program at the local level;
§ Learn from the successes of other WASH and Watershed Management- related organizations and transfer their technology and methodology to CARE;
§ Keeps up to date with developments in the sector, including best practice examples in-country and internationally, and ensures ongoing personal development and learning;
QUALIFICATIONS (KNOW HOW)
MSc. in Watershed Management/Soil and Water Engineering/Hydraulics/Water Resource/Water Supply Engineering, Agricultural Engineering or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
A minimum of five years of experience working in a combination of watershed management and water resource management projects.
Diversity, excellence, integrity, respect, facilitating change, building commitment, collaborating, developing teams, communicating with impact, contributing to team success, innovation, leading through vision and values.
The salary for this position is negotiable based on candidate’s current pay history and the duty station is CARE Head Office, Addis Ababa with frequent travel to work sites. The deadline for applications is 10 days from the date of advertisement and this is a temporary position for about 9 moths with possibility of extension.